Elm bonsai indoor bonsai
The elm bonsai is certainly a plant known for its longevity and its predisposition to adaptation, in nature it can reach up to 400 years and has great resistance to all types of climate. It has green leaves with a serrated edge that, in autumn, take on an orange-yellow color, giving your home the typical atmosphere of this time of year. Its trunk creates elegant curves enriched by a dense and round vegetation defined in splendid stages. It is indeed a very long-lived plant that has proven to be able to live, cultivated as bonsai, for hundreds of years, there are in fact Japanese specimens handed down from generation to generation, writing their own history.
The reasons for its great popularity are many: in addition to the elegant and proportionate posture, the elm bonsai has the possibility of living both outdoors and at home, it is extremely easy to grow and is highly resistant to pest attacks, both animals and plants. If you are therefore looking for a plant that does not require too much attention, able to make your home environment refined without too much effort, the elm bonsai is exactly what you are looking for. Its adaptability makes it the ideal bonsai for everyone and constitutes a real test bed to test its capabilities.
How to take care
Exposure and brightness: The elm bonsai, if placed outside, likes full light, but not direct exposure to the sun. If it is placed inside, it is advisable to place it near a window with curtains that allow sunlight to filter through. Adequate lighting allows it to vigorously vegetate, producing robust branches, small leaves, compact and uniform vegetation. During the colder months it is important to put it back in place, taking care to protect the root part and to avoid drafts of cold air.
Irrigation: The elm bonsai should be watered often to prevent the soil from becoming too dry. Irrigation should be increased in summer. If the bonsai is kept at home it becomes very important to make sure, before watering, that the soil is not yet wet. A saucer filled with wet gravel helps to maintain the right humidity to the plant both in summer, when it is hot, and in winter when the radiators lit up dry the air.
Fertilization: the fertilizations must be carried out during the vegetative period with a specific fertilizer for bonsai, a slow release.
N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season